UEE30811 Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician~

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Course description

Are you looking to start an electrical apprenticeship? This trade-level qualification is the course for you.

This course is an ElectroComms and Energy Utilities Industry Skills Council approved program that is only available to apprentices. You will gain all you need to become a fully qualified electrician in domestic, commercial or industrial areas. You will learn to select, install, set up, test, fault find, repair and maintain electrical systems and equipment in buildings and premises.

Work placement/industry experience

How often do I attend?

How often do I attend?

PT - 1 day per week | as arranged with employer | 8.00 am - 4.45 pm

Possible career outcomes

  • Electrician or electrical supervisor
  • Self-employed electrical contractor
  • Electrical installation and maintenance
  • Electrical service contracting
  • Electrical component and equipment manufacturing
  • Sales and marketing
  • Consultation
  • Estimation

~ This course is in transition. The course code, title, units and content may change in future. Further information will be provided on The Gordon website, upon enrolment and/or during the course of your training.

Changes to delivery due to COVID-19
While The Gordon is permitted to deliver face-to-face teaching in compliance with current Government guidelines and COVIDSafe restrictions, many courses will utilise a blend of remote and on-campus learning. Find out more about delivery changes here.

Applications & attendance

Please contact Customer Service on 5225 0800 to discuss late applications and upcoming intakes.


Offers are made to successful applicants as soon as possible, once all application requirements are satisfied. See more information on attendance definitions and offer dates.

  • Applicants must be 16 years and over at the time of course commencement 
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking this course.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.
  • You must reside in Victoria to access Victorian Government Subsidised Fees and any incentive such as Job Trainer. Full fees apply to all non-Victorian residents.

Each student must complete a pre-training review as part of their application. The outcome of your pre-training review assists our teachers and trainers to better understand your capabilities prior to training and enables you to be matched to the right program. Your literacy and numeracy skills will be evaluated and you may be required to undertake a separate assessment. Click here for more information.

Practice tests

In order to prepare for your LLN, you may wish to attempt some practise tests in which you will find similar questions (with solutions too). These practice tests are not VSL approved but may be similar in question type and level of difficulty to what may be asked in the VSL approved LLN. Click here for practice tests. Please note, the VSL approved LLN cannot be resat within 3 months of undertaking it.

  • Applicants must be 16 years and over at the time of course commencement 
  • Any student under the age of 17 must provide a Transition from School form prior to undertaking this course.
  • Applicants are expected to have literacy and numeracy skills at Year 11 or Australian Core Skills Framework Level 3 
  • Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer.

Personal Learning Requirements

There are personal learning requirements for each qualification at The Gordon. These are essential personal capabilities and skills required to successfully complete the course and be ready to work in the industry.

Please review the requirements here and consider any challenges you may have in meeting them. When applying for your course, please let us know what support you may need.

Selection mode

Core Code Hours
Apply environmentally and sustainable procedures in the energy sector UEENEEK142A 20
Apply Occupational Health and Safety regulations codes and practices in the workplace UEENEEE101A 20
Arrange circuits control and protection for general electrical installations UEENEEG063A 40
Develop And Connect Electrical Control Circuits UEENEEG109A 80
Document And Apply Measures To Control OHS Risks Associated With Electrotechnology Work UEENEEE137A 20
Fabricate assemble and dismantle utilities industry components UEENEEE102A 40
Fix And Secure Electrotechnology Equipment UEENEEE105A 20
Install appliances switchgear and associated accessories for low voltage electrical installations UEENEEG104A 20
Install Low Voltage Wiring And Accessories UEENEEG103A 20
Participate In Electrical Work And Competency Development Activities UEENEEC020B 20
Select Wiring Systems And Cables For Low Voltage General Electrical Installations UEENEEG107A 80
Solve Problems In D.C. Circuits UEENEEE104A 80
Solve Problems In Electromagnetic Devices And Related Circuits UEENEEG101A 60
Solve Problems In Low Voltage A.C. Circuits UEENEEG102A 80
Solve Problems In Single And Three Phase Low Voltage Electrical Apparatus And Circuits UEENEEG033A 60
Solve Problems In Single And Three Phase Low Voltage Machines UEENEEG006A 80
Terminate cables cords and accessories for low voltage circuits UEENEEG106A 40
Trouble-shoot And Repair Faults In Low Voltage Electrical Apparatus And Circuits UEENEEG108A 80
Use drawings diagrams schedules standards codes and specifications UEENEEE107A 40
Verify Compliance And Functionality Of Low Voltage General Electrical Installations UEENEEG105A 60
Electives Code Hours
Develop enter and verify discrete control programs for programmable controllers UEENEEI150A 60
Install configure and commission LV grid connected photovoltaic power systems UEENEEK148A 80
Solve Basic Problems In Photovoltaic Energy Apparatus And Systems UEENEEK125A 40
Use Computer Applications Relevant To A Workplace UEENEED101A 20


Please note that the electives listed are those delivered by The Gordon but you may not be required to complete all of these to successfully complete this qualification. In order to clarify what is required to complete this qualification, please check https://training.gov.au/Home/Tga. If you have completed any units previously, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning. Find out more about RPL here.

Assessment is based on:

  • Hands-on projects
  • Workplace tasks
  • Written assignments
FeesRateUnitIndicative Course HoursIndicative Tuition Payable by StudentMax. Indicative Government Subsidy Total
Concession Tuition AUD $0.65 per hour 1100 AUD $715.00 AUD $14,300.00
Standard Tuition AUD $3.23 per hour 1100 AUD $3,553.00 AUD $14,300.00
Full Fee Tuition AUD $17.53 per hour 1100 AUD $19,283.00

Add the costs below to your relevant tuition fee

Materials AUD $1,729.00 once
Administrative AUD $260.00
Education Levy AUD $165.00


All fees and charges are correct at time of publication but may change without notice. The student tuition fees are indicative only. Additional fees may apply. Where GST is applicable to any courses or materials, the fee displayed is inclusive of the GST.

Which fee will I pay?

Your fees will be charged according to your eligibility for government funding. For more information, visit our Fees & Charges pages.

Fee help and student loans

Payment plans may be available for students who need assistance to manage their fee payments.

VET Student Loans are available for this course. The maximum loan cap is $

Many Gordon courses offer pathways to higher qualifications within The Gordon and in some cases, to university degrees. Your Gordon course may provide credit points which could reduce further study time. Find out more information about pathways here, or contact Customer Service.

Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants

To become an apprentice or trainee, you will first need to find an employer willing to employ you. An Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider can assist you with this, and will also start your application and enrolment process. Find a local provider here

Date published: 14/05/2021 10:01:49 PM

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